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2022 BAX AIR Work in Progress: Jessie Young & Yo-Yo Lin

February 6|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Jessie Young and Yo-Yo Lin Present their Works in Progress on Zoom followed by a Q & A with the Artists

A split composite image of Jessie Young and Yo-Yo Lin performance images.

Jessie Young’s Performance starts at 6:00pm and will be followed by a Q & A with the artist.

Yo-Yo Lin’s Performance starts at 7:00pm and will be followed by a Q & A with the artist.

About Jessie Young’s Performance

Jessie Young performing outdoors, turning upside down in the air.

teeth (working title)

“teeth” is a call, a response and a dedication to an emerging group work with artists – Bree Breeden (dance) Shana Crawford (lighting) Justin Faircloth (dance) ALEXA GRÆ (sound) Nina Guevara (dance) Mia Martelli (dance) Iris McCloughan (dramaturg) Ariana Speight (dance) Meghann Trago (dance). This showing will look towards the physical investigation of patterns of movement that uphold in the choreography of the group. It is also a container for the poetic, a visceral response to the showing of the group work we did in November 2021.

Featured Artists:

Performed by Jessie Young, made in collaboration with Bree Breeden (dance) Shana Crawford (lighting) Justin Faircloth (dance) ALEXA GRÆ (sound) Nina Guevara (dance) Mia Martelli (dance) Iris McCloughan (dramaturg) Ariana Speight (dance) Meghann Trago (dance)

About Yo-Yo Lin’s Performance

Yo-Yo Lin in rehearsal in a dance studio at filled with light from a setting sun.

work in progress

Yo-Yo Lin will be sharing bits and pieces of an audiovisual performance she is working on and inviting the public to engage and talk about her process. During this time, she intends to hold space for slowness and grief, especially for chronically ill and disabled community who have been further isolated during the pandemic.

This event will occur on Zoom with automated captions provided by Zoom.

Questions or access needs? Email: artistprograms@bax.org.

About the Artist: Jessie Young 

Jessie Young Headshot

Jessie Young is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer and teacher originally from Port Angeles, WA.

Young crafts choreography as a poetic provocation, viewing dance as a form that must constantly redefine itself in relation to shifting sensorial, emotional, political, and cultural circumstances. She choreographically directs conditions of exploration that render themselves as dances, collages, photographs, sound scores and pedagogical structures. The felt sense of her body in relationship to landscapes, imagery, and poetic associations drives Young’s work forward. Her aesthetic is informed by her upbringing in the Pacific Northwest, by the foggy collisions between familial loss and magical thinking that she experienced there. In this way, her work is oceanic, but not about the ocean; the work is of, rather than about, this geography. Young’s artistic practice is emboldened by feminist tradition and its engagement with the grotesque and deeply personal.

About the Artist: Yo-Yo Lin

Headshot Portrait of Yo-Yo Lin

Yo-Yo Lin (she/they) is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary artist who explores the possibilities for self-knowledge in the context of emerging, embodied technologies. She often uses video, animation, live performance, and sound to create meditative ‘memoryscapes.’ Her recent body of work reveals and re-values the complex realities of living with invisibilized chronic illness and intergenerational trauma

About the AIR Program
BAX Artists in Residence (AIR) Works-in-Progress, featuring Andrea Ambam, Yo-Yo Lin, Shenny de Los Angeles, and Jessie Young, will be streamed on Saturday and Sunday, February 5 and 6 followed by live Q&A between the audience and artists, moderated by BAX’s Artist Advisors nia love and Abby Browde. BAX AIR Works in Progress is the second presenting installment in a series of creations as part of BAX’s Artist in Residence program.

The exceptional artists who participate in the AIR program at BAX are provided with an artistic home base for a one to two year period, offering them a tangible sense of permanence and place. BAX AIR is tailored to each artist’s unique needs, process and artistic practice. Its structure develops peer support, collaborative problem-solving and constructive criticism. Each 2021/22 Artist in Residence receives 300 free hours of rehearsal space per year and an annual stipend. Learn more at bax.org/artists-in-residence.

About BAX
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a multigenerational arts organization nurturing creative expression and artistic process through education, residencies, and performance at the intersection of arts and social justice.


February 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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